Andrew Greig - The Clouds Above (2nd Hand Hardback)
Set in the England during the Battle of Britain in 1940, this moving story of love and war focuses on the friendship between Tadeusz, a Polish pilot, and Len, an R.A.F. sergeant who falls in love with an enticing WAAF.
In a novel that will remind many readers of "The English Patient" and "Birdsong," a prize-winning British poet and writer has crafted a remarkable elegy to love, the summer of 1940, and the Battle of Britain. "The Clouds Above" is not only a wonderfully written love story set during the Battle of Britain, but also a brilliant and evocative description of the battle itself.
Andrew Greig recreates with a sure touch that extraordinary summer when Great Britain's survival lay in the hands of two thousand or so very young men. The aerial combat scenes are so vivid that to read this book is to be with these men up in the blue sky, where ten seconds is a very long time and everything happens in a rush of adrenaline and terror.
Drawing from his mother's diary chronicling her own experience during the Battle of Britain, Andrew Greig has written a novel that is as compelling a love story as it is a war story.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - War & Military Fiction
- Published : 2000 (Simon & Schuster USA - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780743206402
- SKU : B002513
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : $24.00 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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"While a book by a published poet, as Greig is, framed by a wartime diary might seem an unlikely reason to reassess your life and what is owed to those who went before "The Clouds Above" will upset your expectations wonderfully. Written as both a love story and a tale of the horrors of war for those too young to understand or avoid it is ultimately a comment on the immediacy and beauty of existence." - Google Review.
"Memorable, not only has a good sense of period, but a profound sense of time, and of interpenetration of past and present. Beautifully done." - The Sunday Times.
Andrew Greig is a Scottish writer. He grew up in Anstruther, Fife. He studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and is a former Glasgow University Writing Fellow and Scottish Arts Council Scottish/Canadian Exchange Fellow. He lives in Orkney and Edinburgh and is married to author Lesley Glaister.